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Gas Bottles
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by: Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]


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Introduction

The latest accessory from AddOn Parts is an assortment of Gas Bottles that will make for great detail for a factory or workshop diorama.

Contents

In the package there is an assortment of sizes of gas bottle to include:

2 tall thin gas bottles
3 taller bigger gas bottles
2 medium gas bottles
2 short gas bottles
2 short small gas bottles

The set includes bases and optional tops for some bottles.

Review

The new gas bottle set from AddOn Parts is cast in grey resin, the casting is very well done, to included optional tops for some of the bottles. Some of the bottles have a separate cast base that show great details. On the shorter small bottles there are top valve guards that are very well cast and thin, and will add great detail to the bottles.

The parts have casting plugs that will need to be cut off and sanded, and this does not look too daunting.

These bottles will make for a great accessory for a workshop or factory diorama. They can even be used to detail a vehicle load or an engineering vehicle. Based on the look, these gas bottles could be used for almost any era, as there has not been much change in the shape over time.

Conclusion

These are a great set of gas bottles from AddOn Parts that could have multiple uses by adding great looking detail to a vehicle or diorama. With great looking resin casting, I highly recommend this new accessory from AddOn Parts.
SUMMARY
Highs: Great casting, great detail.
Lows: None of note.
Verdict: Great accessory for adding details to dioramas and/or vehicles.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35-0077
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  PUBLISHED: Nov 19, 2013
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.35%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.83%

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About Kevin Brant (SgtRam)
FROM: ONTARIO, CANADA

I am an IT Consultant and father, with a passion for plastic models. I mostly prefer 1/35 Armor and 1/48 Aircraft. My main interests are anything Canadian, as well as WW2 German and British Armor and Aircraft. I have been building models since I was a young kid, got away from it for awhile, but r...

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Comments

So why don't they come with appropriate decals with content info and danger warnings? This reminds me of say, a car model that doesn't come with tires.
NOV 19, 2013 - 04:40 PM
In reality, it is called gas bottles and that is what is inside of the package. I agree that some decals and regulators would have been nice also; but gas bottles are color coded for the type of gas inside, hence no real need for decals.
NOV 19, 2013 - 06:10 PM
If you drop Kevin an E-mail or PM I am sure he will pass your comments on to the manufacturer as a way to make the product better and increase its appeal.
NOV 19, 2013 - 08:35 PM
All gas bottles come with content and warning labels. Not just color coding.
NOV 20, 2013 - 01:10 PM
Sauce comes in bottles, these are cylinders and very nice ones too.
NOV 20, 2013 - 02:17 PM
Great,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I will decorate my five ton truck with Bertolli alfredo sauce.
NOV 20, 2013 - 02:29 PM
Actually in the U.S. they are referd to as bottles. Don't know how that ever came to be. I used to work as a welder, and not all bottles here are labeled let alone with warnings. There are some companies that used to but of course once the government or that worthless homeland security gets it's teeth into something you never know. It's been about 23 years since I was welding and time changes things. So for using them now you might have enough labels to keep you reading for an hour or so. The color code is still there so you know what is exactly in a bottle, users and people who refill them, a industry standard here in the U.S. Oxygen will be green, acetaline was always red, and argon gas was grey. Of course there are others but it's been years. When I welded, the company did not label any of them, hence the color code.
NOV 20, 2013 - 08:24 PM
Hey Darren, as you suggested I sent an e-mail to thier web site with the idea of perking up the set. Maybe, maybe not, but they don't know untill the suggestion is presnted to them. Went through the web catalog, some very impressive stuff which might make it's way to the fantazy factory.
NOV 20, 2013 - 09:17 PM
I was never a welder , but if you go on the internet and hit images you will see that most of the bottles are labeled. It just seems second rate to not have decals with this accessory.
NOV 21, 2013 - 08:47 AM
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